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Poll: Price hikes cause of concern, ND-SYRIZA difference drops to 10.5%, no technocrats gov’t

Difference between ruling conservative New Democracy and main opposition party left-wing SYRIZA has decreased to 10.5% in the preference of potential voters as the high energy cost and the price hikes are a reason of concern for 47% of the Greeks. At the same time, Greeks seem to turn down …

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Greece’s lawmakers ratify defense pact with France

Greece’s lawmakers on Thursday ratified a landmark defense pact with France that includes a mutual assistance clause in case of an armed attack against either country; a pact that has irked fellow NATO member Turkey but also drew criticism by the NATO itself. 191 lawmakers from ruling New Democracy, opposition …

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Opposition parties slam Greek Gov’t for “imposing restrictions without plan”

One after the other, Greece’s opposition parties slammed the government on Saturday after it announced stricter lockdown measures again, following a relative relaxation it had permitted over Christmas and New Year. “Restrictive measures imposed without a plan and without financially supporting the society are doomed to fail,” said main opposition …

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Elderly in nursing home infected; Greeks ignore coronavirus restrictions

Twelve elderly residents of a nursing home in Glyfada suburb of south Athens have been detected positive to Covid-19  within a week. At the same time, parts of the Greek society keep ignoring restrictions to contain the spread of the coronavirus and are crowding at parties and in churches even …

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Opposition parties: Greek gov’t has huge responsibility for the Moria fire

Greek opposition parties sharply criticized the New Democracy government saying that it has huge responsibilities for the situation in the hotspot of Moria and the fire that destroyed it. “Today’s tragedy in Moria demonstrates the criminal responsibilities of (Prime Minister Kyriakos) Mitsotakis and (Migration Policy and Asylum Minister Notis) Mitarakis,” …

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From beach parties in Halkidiki to over 30 infected elderly in Thessaloniki

A live music concert with 2,000 people in a beach bar of Halkidiki peninsula triggered lots of coronavirus infections in the neighboring Thessaloniki including 33 elderly in a nursing home. According to locals media, three of the bartenders were tested positive. President of Medical Association of Halkidiki, Marios Pyrpasopoulos told …

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Greeks celebrate lockdown easing with open parties and take-away drinks

It is difficult to tame Greeks, especially the younger generations. The lockdown has been gradually lifted on Monday, however, restrictions such as gatherings and crowding and parties remain and bars are closed. Closed? On the first night of the lockdown easing, sneaky businessmen and eager customers found ways to come …

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Greece elections: Leaders conclude campaigns in front of large crowds

Party leaders concluded their campaign on Friday with large political rallies in Athens and other major cities, ahead of Sunday’s snap elections. Latest polls give the conservative New Democracy party at least 10 percent lead over the ruling leftist Syriza. Alls polls show ND to gain the majority in the …

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Greece EU elections wipe out 3 political parties – Final Results

The European elections in Greece not only pushed conservative New Democracy to win with a margin of 9% it also wiped out three political parties with presence in the Greek Parliament. With 99.29% of the votes counted, Greek voters send 21 people from six political parties to the European Parliament. …

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Gap between SYRIZA and ND narrows in latest public opinion poll

The gap between ruling left-wing SYRIZA and main opposition party conservative New Democracy is narrowing, according to the most recent public opinion poll. The gap has decreased to 4.7% from 4.9% in a poll in February conducted by the same company. At the same time, Tsipras’ junior coalition partner Independent …

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Surprise poll: SYRIZA – ND difference smaller, 5 parties in Parliament

A public opinion poll with surprise results: The difference between left-wing SYRIZA and conservative main opposition party New Democracy is getting smaller. At the same time, should elections be held next Sunday, only five political parties would manage to pass the threshold of 3% and enter the Palriament. According to …

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Greek elections: “Anger” pulls the trigger in the hand of Greek voters

“My anger is stronger than fear Syriza may take the country out from the euro and seize my bank assets,” a friend tells me on Sunday after she cast her vote in favor of the left-wing party. A couple of days ago, Nina, 45, had called me worrying and wondering …

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39 parties, 7 coalition formations to claim the Greeks’ vote for EU elections 2014

Thirty-nine parties, seven coalition formations and one independent candidate will claim the vote of Greeks in the upcoming EU elections. “The participation broke a record,” write  Greek media, noting that during the last EU elections the number of parties seeking the votes were only 23. The Ministry of Interior imposed …

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High on Greek agenda: non-stop disputes ahead the elections

Dispute is high on the agenda just a couple of weeks before the EU and the municipalities elections with each party trying to trip the rival and gain points in the voters’ preference. At the same time the political, economical and social disputes set the climate on fire not only …

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